Every year, there's some alt-rock Christmas compilation with a few great tracks and a bunch of bad tracks, but since "a portion of the proceeds" are going to charity, people buy it anyway. This year, that compilation is "Maybe This Christmas Too?" and the charity is Marine Toys for Tots. The catch is, most of these 14 tracks are pretty good. Sure, Christmas 2004 will have you wondering why you have holiday tunes by The Be Good Tanyas and Lisa Hannigan in your house, and you'll never really be able to forgive yourself for owning a CD that allowed a butchery such as the version of "O Holy Night" by Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kreviazuk that nearly derails this compilation. But, on balance, the contributions from Rilo Kiley, Badly Drawn Boy and The Flaming Lips ("White Christmas") help make so-so tunes from Dave Matthews and Sixpence None the Richer sound better than they oughta.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.